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Head of Development, Dishcare

Company: RPMGlobal
Location: New Bern
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Development, Dishcare - New Bern, NC Job Category Research and Development

BSH Home Appliances Corporation Top Employer US 2020

Tomorrow is our home.

Find out how easily you can achieve at BSH Home Appliances Corporation: As a leading manufacturer of home appliances and solutions, we encourage commitment and open-mindedness among our employees. With our global brands Bosch and Gaggenau as well as our local brand Thermador, our focus truly is on innovation. And that doesnt just apply to our products and services, but also drives the way in which we cooperate, exchange ideas and organize our teams. Everyone is invited to make their individual contribution to our overall success. Join us now and give your career a home.

Head of Development, Dish

New Bern, NC/ Full-time

Your responsibilities

Lead the Engineering Department in the product development, sustainability, regulatory and overall technical direction for BSH and deliver through rapid development highly featured, innovative and high value products to meet the customers expectations. Set, drive and maintain clear and concise development plans and product development milestones for future growth. Provide clear metrics to measure ROI through effective tracking and status reports for all engineering projects. Help identify Key Strategic Objectives for the company. Interact frequently with Product Management/ Marketing to provide a clear vision and roadmap. Design and implement the development processes that will enable current teams to work more efficiently and grow by learning new skills and technologies. Strategize and prepare for future market needs with development of new products and technologies. Research new tools and processes to provide cutting edge development methods. Provide quality products on time and within cost to support the companys EBIT and future growth.

  • Supervise and provide continual performance feedback to individuals engaged in the design, development and evaluation of new products and support of existing products.
  • Responsible for assuring human and other resources/skills needed are in place in order to accomplish objectives and strategic goals of new products.
  • Align Department goals with business plan and BSH strategy.
  • Responsible for building relationships with key customers, decision makers and international R&D organizations with the goal of maximum know-how transfer and building a high level of technical customer intimacy. This includes but is not limited to key customers, suppliers, government agencies, universities, trade organizations, BSH R&D and production sites, etc.
  • Coordinate concurrent engineering activities, assuring that the following tasks are accomplished:
  • Detailed project schedules are prepared with identified resource requirements.
  • Project expense and capital expenditure budgets are prepared; actual expenditures are tracked against the budgetary requirements.
  • Actual product costs are compared to targets.
  • Actual product feature and performance is compared to marketing specifications.
  • Cross-functional departments actively and successfully participate in design/development
  • Outside design activities are coordinated through email, telephone and personal contact
  • Model Shop and design verification and validation activities are coordinated to support the project schedule.
  • Periodic design and safety reviews are held to assure that design integrity is maintained.
  • Actively participate in strategic meetings, including US EMS and PH-Board EMS Engineering Marketing Meeting, International Development Meetings, Agency meetings (UL, CSA, AHAM) New Product Review, Quality Improvement and Engineering Staff.
  • Investigate alternative components, materials, processes and technologies with new and/or existing suppliers
  • Responsible for providing technical support resources to Customer Service, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, Sales and Marketing to resolve plant or customer problems
  • Review and plan quality and cost improvement programs
  • Coordinate and arrange training programs for employees
  • Coordinate and control outside design and development services
  • Responsible for ensuring the Product Development organizations comply to our safety and environmental standards

Your profile

  • Four-Year College Engineering: Mechanical or Electrical required
  • Master's Degree Engineering and/or Business Administration preferred
  • 7-10 Years Senior Management experience in an Engineering and or Product Area Management required
  • 10+ Years Engineering experience in the design and development of consumer products, preferably major appliances required
  • 7-10 Years direct experience successfully managing budgets and costs associated with development of one or more products in excess of several million required
  • 7-10 Years Marketing and Sales on an emerging product line required
  • 7-10 Years Working with distributed teams or partnering with other companies /sister divisions
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Effective Communicator at all levels from Board of Management to individual contributors
  • Ability to attract and develop talent
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to be flexible, and comprehend and adapt to changing situations
  • Outstanding team player
  • Strong manufacturing background in the fabrication of sheet metal is desired.
  • Proven track record in building and managing a world class product development team of 20-60 team members.
  • Strong project orientation, attention to detail and a commitment to quality are critical.
  • Travel Percentage: 30%
  • A comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, educational assistance and a 401(k) plan.

This position is eligible for the Employee Referral Bonus program

Keywords: RPMGlobal, Jacksonville , Head of Development, Dishcare, Other , New Bern, North Carolina

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